Watermelon is very cooling and good for Pitta. I understand that according to Chinese Medicine, the seeds are extremely cooling. Once one gets over the programming that the seeds are to be spit out, the crunch is actually enjoyable… like popcorn!
Watermelon is also, according to Chinese Medicine, very purifying… flushing out all sorts of toxins. They say that eating a large amount can result in a great excretion of fluids at first (even loose stools) which are Pitta and toxins. But then, everything normalizes as the Pitta disperses.
That’s very interesting. Thanks for the information.
Good to know since it is the watermelon season.
It worked for me!
I think that Dr. Vasant Ladd has an ayurvedic acne remedy that uses watermelon juice. Maybe that’s why… to cool the pitta/redness and purify the skin….
I love nature’s plan that brings pitta cooling fruits to hot seasons! I almost think I’d have to look for a seeded watermelon around here though, thanks for the post on the seeds.